Wednesday, November 21, 2012

By Hand

I found this new e-magazine this morning, By Hand. So fun! The photo tutorials themselves are stunning. Check it out...

I look forward to their spring issue! Thanks ladies.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Chinese Coins Mini

Chinese Coins is the current popular quilt being made at my guild. I wanted to make one for the community quilt drive, but there are several Christmas quilts on the list in front of it. What to do? Make a mini!

I have a bin of 1 1/4" strips already cut, so that made it easy.

I wasn't sure how many to stack, so I just kept sewing.

Hmmm... looks a little long for a quilt and a little short for a table runner.

So I took the bottom border off, trimmed off several 'coins' and sewed the bottom border back on. Much better.

 Machine quilted in the ditch

 Hand stitched binding

Piecing minis is so satisfying. You get to see what the quilt looks like and it only takes a day or two.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


My son sent me an email with the subject line: This made me think of you of course

He plays Jumbline on his iphone. I wonder how many players would get that word so early in the game? It made me smile.

Positive Self Talk

I don't remember where I saw this, FaceBook, a blog maybe... I just couldn't pass it by.

Nothing in life is a mistake if I learn from it. I just need to stop mentally flogging myself for not being perfect. Yikes! Why do I think perfection is a good goal to shoot for?!